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- Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM
After its successful premiere in 2013 an evening of live dance performances returns with a mesmerizing mix of island and professional talents.
- Feb 5, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 11:47AM
The current levy, at a rate of 35 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation, does not expire until the end of 2016. The proposed levy, at 50 cents per $1,000 dollars of assessed valuation, would replace the current six-year levy with a permanent levy at the maximum allowed by state law for EMS levies.
- Feb 5, 2014 at 8:00AM
A two-term incumbent, Treasurer Jan Sears said late last week that she will not be seeking reelection. Her term in office ends Dec. 31.
- Feb 5, 2014 at 9:00AM
I value cultural awareness, artistic expression and freedom.
- Feb 5, 2014 at 11:00AM
Hansen will expand the range of CSA’s community outreach through social media and become an active participant with county leaders.
- Feb 5, 2014 at 4:00PM updated Feb 6, 2014 at 11:27AM
One way to make sure the “new waterfront” remains user-friendly and attractive is to make your voices heard. The Port of Friday Harbor will unveil its latest plans, Thursday, at a meeting at Friday Harbor House conference room.
- Feb 4, 2014 at 12:08PM
Ties that bind; conservation coalition celebrates 20 years of building bridges
- Feb 6, 2014 at 12:46PM
The future looks startling to those of us who comprise the “silver tsunami,” and is downright alarming for thousands of Washingtonians who rely on the state’s Medicaid system to pay for long-term care services in nursing homes and assisted living centers.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 1:25PM
Paterson was named 2013 "Department Firefighter of the Year" and Goddu was honored as "Officer of the Year." Click on the article for the department's other award recipients.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 3:36PM
Hemp Next? Senate Bill 5954 would let the state Department of Agriculture immediately start providing licenses to grow hemp, but SB 6214 would only allow licensing if the study determines a hemp industry would be profitable. Lawmakers now have to figure out how to reconcile the bills.
- Feb 6, 2014 at 4:00PM
The workshop will be presented by Carrie Brooks, assistant vice-president and loan officer at Islanders Bank.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 5:00AM
Over the next few months our Rock Solid Youth Group will be making posters on the dangers of distracted driving to share in our schools and community
- Feb 7, 2014 at 9:00AM
David is a career Wildlife Biologist/Land Manager who has worked for public and private non-profit organizations for over 20 years.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 11:11AM
In the wake of the massive snow problems in the Atlanta area, San Juan County Public Works Director Frank Mulcahy wants you to know he's got you covered—even if Friday's flurries don't amount to much more than a minor inconvenience.
- Feb 7, 2014 at 3:00PM
If the CAO takes effect March 31, permit applications filed before March 31 will be considered under the laws and regulations in effect before CAO updates were passed in 2012. After March 31, plans and applications will be considered under the new law, including amendments presently being considered and which are expected to be approved March 5.
- Feb 8, 2014 at 6:00AM updated at 3:35PM
The Borealis Brass (America's Arctic Brass Ensemble) will perform Saturday, Feb. 15.
- Feb 8, 2014 at 5:59PM
The San Juans' longest continuously performing musical group, Island Sinfonia, which debuted on Shaw Island more than 20 years ago, will be featured in a ‘Concert for the Community, Saturday, 1 p.m., hosted by Peace Island Medical Center, in Friday Harbor.
- Feb 8, 2014 at 6:19PM
Ask yourself this, when did this kind of public behavior become acceptable in your community? If your answer is “NEVER!” then please ask your local publications to delete abusive comments from their web sites and ban those who post such hatred.
- Feb 8, 2014 at 6:08PM
“This year, contributions from San Juan County individuals and businesses are helping over 5,000 children, families, elders and disabled individuals countywide," San Juan Island's Bill Morrissey, president of the chapter board of directors, said. It is hard to find another local non-profit where one gift provides so much good to so many in our community.”
- Feb 9, 2014 at 12:00PM
The renowned Renee Fleming returns to one of her signature roles in Dvorak’s soulful fairy tale opera
- Feb 9, 2014 at 6:43PM
Fish for Teeth operates from a 100 percent volunteer effort; teeth wouldn’t be fixed without support from the dental community, and every dental office on San Juan Island has either helped already or pledged their support for future clinics.
- Feb 9, 2014 at 6:37PM
A total of 172 fish were weighed in over the course of the two-day winter time fishing extravaganza, in which 344 fisherman and 100 boats competed for $26,000 in cash prizes. The 2014 Classic was a sold-out event.
- Feb 9, 2014 at 7:00PM
The essence of war and all its machinery is death. There is a military police state forming here.
- Feb 10, 2014 at 9:31AM
The Friday Harbor boys basketball team, winners of eight of their last nine games, will open post-season play at home, Monday, Feb. 10, against Blaine High School. Tip off is 5 p.m. in Turnbull Gym. The girls team faces Kings, on the road, Tuesday, in the opening round of post-season play.
- Feb 10, 2014 at 10:08AM
The 40th District legislator, whose represents all of San Juan and portions of Skagit and Whatcom counties, was honored by the U.S. Humane Society for brokering a resolution designed to settle a long-running dispute over the Washington state's grey wolf population.